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Daredevil #24 Review

5

Matt comes one step closer to uncovering who it is that has been setting him up.

The Good

This issue is a really, really good one. Mark Waid has been giving readers an absolutely fantastic story from the get-go, and this issue really follows the traction and build-up that we've seen in the plot thus far. Matt Murdock has been pretty busy lately what with dating the city's DA, being on the run from plenty of bad guys, and dealing with the fact that his closest friend and the only family he has left in the world is terminally ill. Needless to say, the guy has a lot on his mind, and it's nice to see that Waid is actually having Matt deal with all of that. Any normal person with a soul would be devastated upon discovering that their best friend is dealing with a problem that is seemingly bigger than life, and it's nice to see that reflected here in this issue. We don't just see the way that Matt deals with his friend's illness, but we also watch as he processes his grief, something you don't often get in comics. The result is a comic that is easy to appreciate in the way that it explores Matt's psyche and character, digging well beneath the surface to demonstrate how the character must deal with these situations. The way he is written here he really feels human and down to earth, and I think that is incredibly important when it comes to telling a good Daredevil story, particularly one that deals with such poignant circumstances. It is something we've seen throughout this series since the start of Waid's run, but it is really evident here in this issue.

Overall, this story is just really well organized. We have a great depiction of Matt and all the events in his life, and his strive to create changes in what he's doing

(starting by his attempt at dumping his current lady).

And although there is a lot that happens in this comic, the events here are organized in a way that is easy to understand and follow, even if it is a lot of stuff.

The art, once again, is just beautiful. Chris Samnee does an absolutely stupendous job laying out Waid's story in a way that is both minimalist and detailed. Samnee pays a lot of attention to the little things, and makes sure to include some fun easter eggs in his panels that makes the reader feel as if he is really enjoying drawing DAREDEVIL. The colors are vibrant and beautiful and reflect the tone of the pencils and the story really nicely.

The Bad

Nothing bad to say about this story: this is another fantastic issue.

The Verdict

First off, it's not essential, but it is always nice to see a really well done cover, isn't it? Artist Chris Samnee's cover to this comic is as gorgeous as his interiors, and I absolutely loved the symbolism behind the image. Gracing the cover is Daredevil standing atop "Atlas," a famous sculpture in New York City. The statue is holding the entire world, and Daredevil stands on top of it. This issue is really about all of Daredevil's current problems -- of which there are many -- and Samnee shows us once again that he's paying close attention to the plot and the story Waid is trying to convey. This issue is well organized, well written and features some really beautiful dialogue. It also does a fantastic job giving readers insight into what Daredevil is thinking and just how he is dealing with all of his problems. The result is a well written, really pretty comic with another interesting story. While I don't recommend starting with this issue, you can (if you must) and it should not be too hard to follow along.

20 Comments
Posted by JMLG

cant help to wonder who is the one behind attacks on Matt ever since first issue.. can. not. wait. for. next. issue.

Posted by Dhor

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Posted by daredevil21134

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

Posted by TimeLordScience

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

Posted by HollowPrince665

So I had to download a scan because Marvel didn’t send a copy to my store. So in all reality I was pissed to beginwith. Now….I’ve been waiting for these two to finally get back together and try to make things work because I thought that after #12 they were both in love with each other…or at least nearing it. When I read the preview of DD #24, I was so excited to see these two finally talk again.

I was smiling at first then she said ‘Because I’m on a date’….My heart kinda sunk. I just felt like it was bad form. You just ignore the man and didn’t give him a heads up. Just ‘I don’t want you anymore’ and a goodbye? I’m legitimately pissed off.

I swear to god, I hope that they do get back together. He teased it since #1 and they just end it like it was nothing. I swear…..Mark Waid….please bring Kirsten and Matt together again :(

Posted by Gambit1024

One of my favorite issues so far.

And I love that Hank Pym and DD are friends. They're my two favorite Marvel characters and it makes sense.

Posted by sparty-dbq

Waid and Samnee knock it out of the park AGAIN!

Posted by daredevil21134

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

It has to many of em

Posted by The Mast

@daredevil21134 said:

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

It has to many of em

It really, really doesn't. If you didn't grasp the joke, that's on you. Waid doesn't actually think he's red Batman. That's a stupid comparison to make, but a lot of folks do it, hence the joke.

Also, are we acting like we don't know who's behind all this? There were pics arranged in a TARGET around Daredevil. Who else could it be? It's Bullseye, obviously. He's back.

My issue is that this seems to be him being way more methodical and cerebral than ever before. Normally he's an assassin who is almost arousingly attracted to murder. I'm gonna wait to see, though. Excellent issue.

Posted by daredevil21134

@The Mast said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

It has to many of em

It really, really doesn't. If you didn't grasp the joke, that's on you. Waid doesn't actually think he's red Batman. That's a stupid comparison to make, but a lot of folks do it, hence the joke.

Oh please dude I very much understood the joke I just simply didn't find it funny or amusing.

Posted by TimeLordScience

@daredevil21134 said:

@The Mast said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

It has to many of em

It really, really doesn't. If you didn't grasp the joke, that's on you. Waid doesn't actually think he's red Batman. That's a stupid comparison to make, but a lot of folks do it, hence the joke.

Oh please dude I very much understood the joke I just simply didn't find it funny or amusing.

I believe it was a knock against brooding Daredevil, a figure that Mark Waid knew he wouldn't be good at writing so he didn't. There really aren't that many full on jokes in the series (like set up, punch line and pay off style). It's just that DD isn't depressed anymore. He learns to cope, for once. There's also a running hint that there's a secret to his ability to stay positive, but it's yet to be revealed.

Posted by daredevil21134

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@The Mast said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Things like that are the reason why I hate this series.

why, lol? A Daredevil book can't have a joke in it just because it's Daredevil?

It has to many of em

It really, really doesn't. If you didn't grasp the joke, that's on you. Waid doesn't actually think he's red Batman. That's a stupid comparison to make, but a lot of folks do it, hence the joke.

Oh please dude I very much understood the joke I just simply didn't find it funny or amusing.

I believe it was a knock against brooding Daredevil, a figure that Mark Waid knew he wouldn't be good at writing so he didn't. There really aren't that many full on jokes in the series (like set up, punch line and pay off style). It's just that DD isn't depressed anymore. He learns to cope, for once. There's also a running hint that there's a secret to his ability to stay positive, but it's yet to be revealed.

They are a bunch of full on jokes in this series but i'm done discussing this.I look forward to the day Mark Waid leaves this series.I'll just leave it that

Edited by TimeLordScience

@daredevil21134: Aha, okay man. You're entitled to your opinion but others are loving it up and it's a shame you can't be more open minded about the direction.

Edited by Dhor

i`m just suprized that they used the full name. I mean i know the companies like to tease but i don`t recall any situation in wich a company uses the exact name of a character that they don`t own

Posted by The Mast

How is anyone saying this isn't a dark Daredevil?

He is having his life messed with and his best friend has cancer. It's not dark because he's not doing it all in the rain and at night, with Maleev art? Get out of here with that. Waid is the nuts. He's doing an amazing job.

Posted by Owie

Super solid.

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Agreed. I loved that joke and I definitely don't think there are too many jokes. I don't understand why people hate it so much. Just because it's not dark like Bendis' run. I love both for their own specific reasons. They have both made Daredevil my favorite Marvel character by a longshot compared to the others. This was an amazing issue and I love how he's focusing on Foggy so much. The American Cancer Society asked him to do this and he's doing a great job adding one more layer to Daredevil's life. I am super excited for next issue to find out who the villain is. Just looking forward to seeing his old costume in an issue.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134: Aha, okay man. You're entitled to your opinion but others are loving it up and it's a shame you can't be more open minded about the direction.

and it's a shame that this book went from an original crime book to a run-of-the-mill super hero book 'coz you know, there isn't an unlimited supply of them on the shelves already or anything. If Waid wanted to write the book dark and it still be good then he easily could just like he did with Incorruptible, Irredeemable and Insufferable yet he decided to take away Marvels ONLY pulp crime book and replace it with "Spider-Man Lite"

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Posted by TimeLordScience

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TimeLordScience said:

@daredevil21134: Aha, okay man. You're entitled to your opinion but others are loving it up and it's a shame you can't be more open minded about the direction.

and it's a shame that this book went from an original crime book to a run-of-the-mill super hero book 'coz you know, there isn't an unlimited supply of them on the shelves already or anything. If Waid wanted to write the book dark and it still be good then he easily could just like he did with Incorruptible, Irredeemable and Insufferable yet he decided to take away Marvels ONLY pulp crime book and replace it with "Spider-Man Lite"

There's 25+ years worth of those pulp stories. Waid has the right to change it up for a bit.

Posted by daredevil21134

@G_Money_Christmas said:

@Dhor said:

i loved the " Red Batman thing. "

Agreed. I loved that joke and I definitely don't think there are too many jokes. I don't understand why people hate it so much. Just because it's not dark like Bendis' run. I love both for their own specific reasons. They have both made Daredevil my favorite Marvel character by a longshot compared to the others. This was an amazing issue and I love how he's focusing on Foggy so much. The American Cancer Society asked him to do this and he's doing a great job adding one more layer to Daredevil's life. I am super excited for next issue to find out who the villain is. Just looking forward to seeing his old costume in an issue.

Its not because its not like Bendis.I don't like the stories.I actually have read lighter stories in DD that i've enjoyed I just don't like Mark Waid's stories.